Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Crafts 2: Embroidery Floss Egg

In the Hatching Pom-Pom Chick in a Nest Craft post, I mentioned an Easter egg craft I tried to do in conjunction with the nest craft I found from Mommy Trying to Survive Monday.
This egg just looked too pretty for a paper bag so I decided to write this one as a separate blog post.

I found this idea originally via a Pin on Pinterest from Crafts for all seasons. She used fabric stiffener, but I wanted to use something I already had around the house, so I Googled a little and found Simply Modern Mom's Yarn Egg Surprise Tutorial. I loved the idea of leaving surprises inside for the kids. Of course, I wanted to add a few of my own twists, but I kept mostly to the same craft.

Here is what I did:

The kids will get to have the surprises I put inside on Easter.
 What you'll Need:
Pin or sharp object
Embroidery Floss (Various colors)
Water Balloons
1/4 cup Mod Podge
1/2 cup of water
Plastic Cups
Surprise Treats
Newspapers - I didn't use these, but I wish I did! Be sure to put a few layers down on your work surface!

1. Blow up the water balloons by mouth or with a pump.

2. Mix Mod Podge with water. It should look milky. (be sure everyone knows it is NOT milk!)

3. Unwrap the Embroidery Floss and soak in the Mod Podge mixture.

4. Wrap the floss around the balloon

Love took these photos, forgive the fuzziness.

5. Allow to dry overnight (24 hours is best).

6. Pop the balloon and add the treats through one of the holes.

7. At this point, if you want to close up large holes, you can wrap a new floss around and dry another night. 

This was relatively cheap, although I ended up going out to buy pretty much everything. Total cost was $13.58.


  1. CUTE!!!! the other thing I've seen done is put the treats in the balloon before you blow it up... Then when you pop the balloon they are already inside :)
    Great job!

    -Queen Mommy

  2. Yeah, I saw that on Simply Modern Mom, but the treats I bought were too big and my nails kept ripping the balloons. I gave up and just made a big enough hole to stick a bunch of treats inside.

  3. What a cute idea! My kids would love these.

  4. What a fun idea! Did it take long for you to make them? Do you think it's appropriate to have a 4 year old 'help' or is it just a mommy project?

    1. Yes, my two helped with pumping up the balloons, picking out colors, popping the balloons, and filling the eggs with treats. They also helped set up the cups and mix the mod podge mixture

  5. Wow those look really cool. I wish I had some kind of crafty bone in my body. If I did I would so try to make one. Very cool, and yours look awesome

    1. I swear, my attempts typically end up on Nailed - It, but somehow this wasn't too bad.